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09-18-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,058
Posted By phughes

He lost me with the premise. I didn't click...

He lost me with the premise. I didn't click because I thought it pointless and ridiculous. I also hate listening to people blabber on for five to six minutes instead of writing something coherent...
09-03-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,481
Posted By phughes

Huh? As someone who mainly rides motorcycles...

Huh? As someone who mainly rides motorcycles instead of driving a car, what exactly are you implying? Are you saying to not use a front brake on a motorcycle because it will catapult you over the...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,709
Posted By phughes

Probably because one-way streets are a nightmare...

Probably because one-way streets are a nightmare for actually driving around the city. There are already plenty of one way streets in the area, we don't need more.
08-25-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,125
Posted By phughes

Also currently riding a chair, drinking coffee,...

Also currently riding a chair, drinking coffee, but, my bicycle is in the freezer in an attempt to make my water in the water bottles stay cold longer.
08-23-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,525
Posted By phughes

I don't know, my Podium Chill bottles are nine...

I don't know, my Podium Chill bottles are nine years old so far. They haven't spontaneously destructed yet. :rolleyes:
08-20-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By phughes

"Wasting." Don't feel bad, at least you didn't...

"Wasting." Don't feel bad, at least you didn't paint it on a truck.

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08-18-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,640
Posted By phughes

Come to Western Pennsylvania, or the Ozarks in...

Come to Western Pennsylvania, or the Ozarks in Southern Missouri, carry a load, and see how far you get until you're stuck, especially the Ozarks. :rolleyes:
08-18-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,336
Posted By phughes

Because she works at Lowes, and didn't have time...

Because she works at Lowes, and didn't have time to look and research, I just had her get some at Lowes. They were the 3M over the glasses safety glasses. Thy worked fine. I wouldn't win any style...
08-18-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,898
Posted By phughes

Because...cyccommute...

Because...cyccommute...
08-17-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 949
Posted By phughes

What is your intended use? I am 5'10" with a 32cm...

What is your intended use? I am 5'10" with a 32cm inseam, and went with a 56cm Surly LHT, which has rather long top tube, over the smaller 54cm, because I wanted to have the bars level or slightly...
08-17-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By phughes

One more hint, don't look down, look out towards...

One more hint, don't look down, look out towards the horizon, in other words, look out level, and look where you want to go. That is very important on a unicycle, though it is important to all forms...
08-17-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,898
Posted By phughes

You do understand that the force stopping the...

You do understand that the force stopping the bike is applied at the rim, and the tire, and the hub still turns don't you? You see, the hub contains a bearing, which allows it to turn with less...
08-16-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,898
Posted By phughes

From Sheldon:...

From Sheldon: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/torque-spoking.html

An excerpt: " A rim brake transmits all torque to the frame or fork directly -- none through the spokes: the hub is free to turn,...
08-15-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 704
Posted By phughes

As long as you have a threadless steerer, and...

As long as you have a threadless steerer, and your stem has a removable clamp, you can get one lever set up where you feel you want it, then put the other lever on, loosely, and set the bar on a...
08-15-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By phughes

I ride a unicycle, though I haven't been on it...

I ride a unicycle, though I haven't been on it for a while. My advice is the same advice give me when I wanted to learn. If you want to learn, buy one, don't borrow. Then, the first time out, plan to...
08-12-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By phughes

If lowering the saddle helped the issue, the...

If lowering the saddle helped the issue, the saddle was too high, as are most saddles, even after supposed "professional" fits. There has been a bad trend of overly high saddles over the past few...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,432
Posted By phughes

Lube it?

Lube it?
08-04-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,969
Posted By phughes

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-01-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 439
Posted By phughes

Sure you could file it off, but after killing...

Sure you could file it off, but after killing someone with it, the forensic lab will still be able to see the original stamping.
08-01-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,202
Posted By phughes

Yes, but be sure to save as much weight as...

Yes, but be sure to save as much weight as possible by using overpriced water bottle holders.
07-31-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,202
Posted By phughes

As a jumpstart, the Lunar Rover had four 1/4 HP...

As a jumpstart, the Lunar Rover had four 1/4 HP motors for a total of 1 HP. The average recreational rider puts out .35 HP over a two hour ride. It weighed 460 lbs on Earth, and could carry a...
07-31-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,202
Posted By phughes

Give me a bit, I'm suited up and will give it a...

Give me a bit, I'm suited up and will give it a try.

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Forum: Touring
07-26-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,785
Posted By phughes

That is the key for me. I like being able to load...

That is the key for me. I like being able to load the maps and use them with no service. WikiCamps worked like that for me. I was able to download the state map I wanted, and use it offline. I tried...
Forum: Touring
07-26-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,785
Posted By phughes

How often do you actually need to see the phone...

How often do you actually need to see the phone for directions? You aren't traveling at a high speed, so turns come slower than in a car. A constant view of a map and turn by turn directions are not...
07-25-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By phughes

' A lot goes into it, but the magic...

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A lot goes into it, but the magic measurements are part of it. The biggest part of it is the over-hyped belief that a higher seat height will always give you more power, when it really doesn't....
07-24-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By phughes

Many of the "saddle issues" I see people having...

Many of the "saddle issues" I see people having comes from a too high seat height, which seems all the rage theses days. There is such a push towards high seat height that people over-do it, losing...
07-20-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 809
Posted By phughes

By "stem extender," I thought the OP meant a...

By "stem extender," I thought the OP meant a steerer tube extender, based on the comment they heard they were potentially dangerous.
07-11-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,156
Posted By phughes

He was asked to leave the thread BEFORE he called...

He was asked to leave the thread BEFORE he called anyone names. BEFORE. Not that I am condoning the calling of names in the later post, but he was asked to leave BEFORE. Please redirect the blame to...
07-11-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,156
Posted By phughes

New to the internet and opposing ideas in a...

New to the internet and opposing ideas in a thread? Come on, your original reply to him was uncalled for. I have always respected your comments and posts, but you were out of line.
07-09-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,132
Posted By phughes

Perfectly disgusting. :lol: Well done! That's an...

Perfectly disgusting. :lol: Well done! That's an ugly bike. The "rust" around the fender mount is especially realistic, as is the "rust" on the chainwheels, and stem cap.
07-08-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,132
Posted By phughes

I agree completely, and the technique he is using...

I agree completely, and the technique he is using on his bike is creative. I like that.
07-08-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,855
Posted By phughes

:lol:

:lol:
07-07-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,132
Posted By phughes

Okay... I am very aware of the conditions in...

Okay... I am very aware of the conditions in Manila. I have been there, have many friends there, and I actually like the city, though I prefer Cebu. Now, once again, no one has said anything negative...
07-07-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,132
Posted By phughes

No it won't. I rode in the same conditions and as...

No it won't. I rode in the same conditions and as long as you get good black tape, it will be fine. In fact, the black tape on my motorcycles, near the engine, holds up just fine, and it i hotter...
07-07-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,132
Posted By phughes

How is anyone being an "ugly American?"...

How is anyone being an "ugly American?" Personally I take offense to that, and I've been to Manila as well, and it is actually a very big, bustling city. I have many friends there as well. I guess my...
07-07-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,132
Posted By phughes

I see no appreciable difference at all. It...

I see no appreciable difference at all. It doesn't look older, just slightly dirty. That's a lot of effort for no result.
07-02-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,149
Posted By phughes

Actually the Microshift 10 and 11 speed bar end...

Actually the Microshift 10 and 11 speed bar end shifters can be switched to friction.
06-29-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By phughes

I agree. I would not buy the 56 with the thought...

I agree. I would not buy the 56 with the thought you may grow more. You may not, and even if you did, the 56 would not be necessary now. You are comfortable now, that is what is important. Even if...
06-28-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 14,092
Posted By phughes

Yes, but if people accepted indisputable fact...

Yes, but if people accepted indisputable fact that the premise of the OP is faulty, there would be noting for people to argue about. :deadhorse:
06-26-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 14,092
Posted By phughes

They may have increased the stack, to potentially...

They may have increased the stack, to potentially eliminate a lot of spacers under the stem, but now you have a ridiculous about of seat post showing.
06-26-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 14,092
Posted By phughes

I have seen it. At first I was skeptical, but...

I have seen it. At first I was skeptical, but overall I think they did a decent job. I still like the original though. I thought it was funny that they said they increased the stack height because...
06-26-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 14,092
Posted By phughes

Kona Sutra - CroMoly. Salsa Marrakesh -...

Kona Sutra - CroMoly.

Salsa Marrakesh - CroMoly

Salsa Vaya GRX 600 - CroMoly

Trek 520 - CroMoly
06-26-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 14,092
Posted By phughes

So... Surly Long Haul Trucker, 100% Surly...

So...

Surly Long Haul Trucker, 100% Surly 4130 CroMoly steel.
Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,446
Posted By phughes

Except that they make one LHT frame without disc...

Except that they make one LHT frame without disc brake mounts, and one with.
06-21-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,116
Posted By phughes

Great, I'm sure the OP has been anxiously waiting...

Great, I'm sure the OP has been anxiously waiting since 2016 for this answer.
06-14-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,133
Posted By phughes

Photography, astronomy, motorcycles, bake, cook,...

Photography, astronomy, motorcycles, bake, cook, aquarium, camp... bother my wife...

...
06-13-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,747
Posted By phughes

Why not just get a torque wrench and use it? It...

Why not just get a torque wrench and use it? It is useful for everything else as well. I personally own five, all different types for different uses.
06-13-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,747
Posted By phughes

Yep, and with all those years of experience, I...

Yep, and with all those years of experience, I still use a torque wrench, probably even more after all those years of experience. I am talking about 45 years of experience.
06-12-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,534
Posted By phughes

Yeah, I love those comments about Iowa. Having...

Yeah, I love those comments about Iowa. Having grown up in Southeastern Iowa, I know there are plenty of hills there that are challenging especially with a loaded touring bike. Western Iowa near...
06-09-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 904
Posted By phughes

Pretty bad advice on so multiple levels. First...

Pretty bad advice on so multiple levels. First off, UV is very bad for your eyes. It is the leading cause of cataracts for one. Secondly, glasses while riding, either sunglasses, or clear lenses...
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